Newly adopted pitbull fights off coyotes to save cat's life
They were brought together by second chances; now Kitty has a third, thanks to Jack.
Meet Kitty and Jack!
The two are family pets, and both were rescues.
Sherree Lewis watches over her son Peter's dog while Peter is deployed in Afghanistan. She never imagined Jack would become the family's second hero.
"As I was walking to the door, I could see the coyotes over here," she pointed out. It happened in an instant at the Seminole neighborhood. They had Kitty and Kitty was moments away from being killed. "One had her by the neck and the other had her by the tail," she recalled.
Two coyotes had Kitty and were shaking her violently, but Jack was ready for a fight. Sherree ran to get her husband to help, but Jack had already taken matters into his own paws. He launched himself outside and ran to Kitty's aid.
"I didn't know Jack could run that fast. He was on them so fast," she said.
Jack got the coyotes to drop Kitty and she was rushed to a vet.
"She can't walk yet, but she is getting there," said Lewis.
Kitty has a broken tooth and is being treated for brain swelling. She is expected to make a full recovery. She is lucky compared to other stories circulating the neighborhood.
Jack now stands guard on the lookout for the coyotes to return, and never leaving the side of his best friend.
He even lets her use his fluffy dog bed, which he didn't do before.
"He probably feels like he's the caretaker. He checks on her every day and sniffs her, seeing what kind of shape she is in," said Sherree Lewis.
"Jack is a hero. He saved the kitty's life and he just shows how good dogs can be. Big dogs can protect you, especially if something like this happens," she said. If it weren't for Jack, Kitty wouldn't be here today.
Pinellas County Animal Rescue warns residents to keep cats and dogs inside at night if there are coyotes in the area.
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